STORY - Ngurun - Sky
Artwork: Ngurun - Sky | Acrylic on canvas 102 x 76cm
Artist: Holly Sanders
This artwork depicts the importance of the sky. Bundjalung people of Australia have a rich lore associated with the sky and many stories and ceremonies are tied to the sky. Everything under the Dreaming creation is represented in the ground, the ocean and in the sky. Aboriginal people have been studying the sky for tens of thousands of years and are the first astronomers. Sacred Wollumbin (Mount Warning) on Bundjalung country is the first place in Australia to be touched by the sun each morning. The colours in this artwork represent the morning sky.
Holly Sanders is a proud Aboriginal Bundjalung woman who is currently residing on Yuin Country, South Coast of New South Wales. Through her art she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.
The colours and patterns utilised in her art are a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture.